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Teachers all over the state and beyond are using Feed the World lessons with their students! See how other teachers are implementing this curriculum in their classrooms, learn about emerging agricultural topics and resources, and get the latest updates on our workshops and satellite activities.

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Feed the World, out and about!

Jun 17, 2019
Feed the World alumni educator Jeremy Grove presented at the STEMM conference in Cleveland on a genetic transformation lab. This lab is part of our Biotechnology unit—check it out!

Ag educators ‘streaming’ live and indoors!

Jun 17, 2019
Feed the World lead educator Heather Bryan shared water quality lessons with teachers at the Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators summer conference. Participants learned how to set up an indoor ‘stream’ to check water quality. We love to share our resources with teachers! Hope to see you at a workshop or outreach event soon!

Fermentation and careers

May 31, 2019
Chris Klemm’s Northland High School Principles of Engineering class recently learned about fermentation and its applications to ethanol and more. The students went through the Corn fermentation in a bag lesson, part of the Energy and ethanol unit on our website. Klemm said, “My students were excited to make ethanol and did considerably better with lab safety and technique. We were not able to use glucoamylase, but amylase was available. …

Tech in ag: the value of soil sampling

May 30, 2019
Over- or under-fertilizing negatively impacts yield, so farmers need to know the needs of their soil. Above is a 60-acre field that was sampled in one-acre grids. The numbers listed represent the amount of phosphorus in parts per million in each grid. Note the variance from nine on the low side to 91 on the high side. What farmers are now able to do is create what we call “controller files” base…

A close look at the microscopic world

May 20, 2019
Donald Matthews at Findlay High School worked with his college prep biology class, observing live cells and bacteria under a microscope and bacteria as they interact with their environment as part of the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World biotechnology lessons. Matthews said, “Many of my students were shocked at the the properties of small microorganisms. Many had questions about the power of bacteria. I explained to them that …

Sparking interest in agriscience

May 15, 2019
What kind of soil do you have? And how good is your water quality? Samantha William’s advanced biology students at Williamsburg High School used the soil slake test from Feed the World’s Soil and sustainability unit and chemical tests from the Water quality unit to test samples they brought from home. Williams said that providing their own sample increased their interest and investment in the lesson. “They were really excited …

Design Challenge Showcase projects take on food security

May 12, 2019
How can food security be improved so that more people have access to fresh, nutritious food? Ohio students from 25 schools presented their ideas to an audience of leaders in agriculture and STEM education at Battelle, including representatives of the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Corn & Wheat, the Ohio Soybean Council, Battelle and the Office of Lt. Governor Jon Husted. Ninety students visited Battelle for the event, representing more than 4,000 …

Studying stream quality at the library

Apr 2, 2019
Clermont County homeschool students from age 5 to 15 benefitted from Kristine Brookover’s participation in the summer Feed the World workshop! Brookover teaches a group class for homeschoolers at the New Richmond branch, and she shared the water quality lessons with the students. When teachers did this activity at the Feed the World Workshop she attended last summer, Brookover knew immediately this would be a great lesson to use with the homeschool …

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